Egyptian court confirms 20-year-prison sentence on Mursi | Reuters

CAIRO An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, judicial sources told Reuters.It is the first final verdict against Mursi on charges arising from the killing of protesters during demonstrations in 2012. Mursi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, faces charges in other cases including leaking secrets to Qatar, conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas to destabilize Egypt, and organizing a jailbreak during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.

Reuters October 22, 2016 12:32:34 IST
Egyptian court confirms 20-year-prison sentence on Mursi
| Reuters

Egyptian court confirms 20yearprison sentence on Mursi
 Reuters

CAIRO An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, judicial sources told Reuters.It is the first final verdict against Mursi on charges arising from the killing of protesters during demonstrations in 2012.

Mursi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, faces charges in other cases including leaking secrets to Qatar, conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas to destabilize Egypt, and organizing a jailbreak during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.

(Reporting by Amina Ismail; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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